Roger Cumming

Roger Cumming

Roger is a former senior manager in the security and intelligence sector of the UK government.
He was the Director of the UK Government’s first inter-departmental cybersecurity organisation and helped set-up the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in 2007. He has advised a number of European and Middle East governments on infrastructure protection and other security strategies.
Roger joined a global infrastructure design and engineering consultancy in 2012 to develop their concept of ‘holistic security’ – an integrated approach that seeks to break down the silos so often present in the security space.
Roger now runs his own security consultancy with a particular focus on the protection of crowded places from mass-casualty attacks. In 2017 he won funding from the Home Office and CPNI to deliver a series of trials designed to improve the security of crowded places in the UK. The ‘High Footfall Screening’ (HFS) project aims to give entertainment venues, sports arenas, visitor attractions, shopping centres, etc., an insight into how developments in security technology can reduce the risk of terrorist attacks without inconveniencing their visitors or business. The project challenges the received wisdom that the only options for protecting crowded places are “airport-style screening” (cost-prohibitive, slow, detrimental to visitor experience) or “do nothing” (cheap, no security assurance). In November 2018, the HFS trials won ‘Counter-Terrorism Project of the Year’ at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

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